Lady Doc: Understanding PCOS

In her article “Lady Doc: Understanding PCOS”, Diana L. Bitner takes an in depth look at Polycystic Ovary Syndrom. Diana explains that there are almost 10% of women who are affected by this complication. Diana goes on to state that although PCOS can cause several health conditions, it can be treated which can completely alter a woman’s life course including the ability to have children. Diana also gives accounts of meetings she has had with patients whom have PCOS in order to explain some of the affects women find to be the hardest part about having PCOS. Although it can be treated, Diana goes on to say it will require the patient to have a strong doctor-patient relationship, good explanation from the doctor and good understanding from the patient. You will also learn that the patient will need to have a daily commitment to a healthy lifestyle as well as frequent follow up and use of medical therapeutic options.

Key Points:

  • 1Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a challenging and confusing condition.
  • 2Education and acknowledgment is the cornerstone of treatment and all providers should at least know the basics and treat or refer.
  • 3Almost 10% of women are affected, and deserve knowledge and early treatment to avoid a lifetime of avoidable and unnecessary heath risks.

PCOS presents a challenge that if met, has great rewards. The challenge is one which requires a strong doctor-patient relationship, good explanations and good understanding, the patient’s daily commitment to a healthy lifestyle, frequent follow-up, and use of medical therapeutic options.

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